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Start your career in civil construction with TAFE Queensland, commencing anytime. This qualification provides a pathway to further training, and reflects the roles of individuals who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes. Course details

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Workplace: 1 year

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Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

Workplace Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Delivered in workplaces throughout Queensland

Resources required

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to the workplace for practical activities (subject to on-site requirements)
  • steel capped boots

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.


Training can occur in workplaces throughout Queensland, however, minimum student numbers do apply in some locations - please contact us to discuss training solutions for your organisation. The nominal term for full-time trainees is 12 months (1 year). The training duration for those not entering via a traineeship pathway will be subject to the existing skill and experience levels of the learners. Details will be negotiated between TAFE Queensland and the employer.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 16 units in total, including 10 core units and 6 elective units.

RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications Core
RIICCM201D Carry out measurements and calculations Core
RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services Core
RIICCM205E Carry out manual excavation Core
RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work Core
RIICCM207D Spread and compact materials manually Core
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace Core
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures Core
RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools Core
RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment Core
RIICBS202D Hand spread asphalt Elective
RIICCM206D Support plant operations Elective
RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling Elective
RIICCM209D Carry out concrete work Elective
RIICCM210D Install trench support Elective
RIICCM211D Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates Elective
RIICRC201D Repair potholes Elective
RIICRC208D Lay pipes Elective
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat Elective
RIISAM201D Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials Elective
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site Elective


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland Student Fees Policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


RII20715 Certificate II in Civil Construction

Job prospects

  • Civil Construction Worker - Labourer

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 18 October 2017

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